Washing Cytology

CPT CODE: 88104, 88108, 88112, C305

SYNONYMS: Bronchial, tracheal, esophageal, gutter, diaphragm, pelvic, renal pelvis, etc.

TEST INCLUDES: Specimen preparation and cytologic evaluation.

DEPARTMENT: Cytology

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENT: >5 mL fresh washings in a clean leakproof container with screw top lid and NO fixative added.

TESTING SCHEDULE: Monday - Friday 08:30 - 15:30.  Turnaround time: 2 working days.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Send to laboratory immediately for processing. Refrigerate specimen if there is any delay in delivery. Specify site of origin and all pertinent data on the request form.

REFERENCE INTERVAL: Normal cells.